We are getting to the end of this challenge with only three more flower paintings to go – count down is on! The last three flower scenes have been selected ~
#12, Geranium (10×8) an oil pastel painted on gessoed prepared hardboard using Senneliers, Holbeins and Mungyo brands of oil pastels. This time gouache was used for an overall underpainting to give the background a light purplish, pink, salmon hue – hoping that these colors would set the stage before I began to buildup layers of oil pastels. I’m thinking the background worked.
I was going to take a razor and begin scraping after the OPs were applied, and then re-apply perhaps giving more of an impressionist feel to the piece. But thought otherwise once the final scene started to unfold – sometimes you have to listen to your gut.
Thanks for checking in on the progress of this challenge, I’ve really enjoyed it and the benefits from it are countless. Click onto the image for a larger view.
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